What we do

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

DFID is a ministerial department, supported by 2 agencies and public bodies.

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UK aid from the British people

The UK aid logo is used widely in the countries where we work, on items such as health clinics, school books and emergency food supplies, to publicly acknowledge development programmes funded by the UK taxpayer.

Our policies

  1. Peace and stability in the Middle East and North Africa

    The British government's humanitarian and diplomatic efforts in securing peace in the Middle East and North Africa.

  2. Sexual violence in conflict

    Ending the use of rape and sexual violence as a tactic of war.

  3. Women and girls in developing countries

    How the government is giving girls and women more control over their lives and improving their opportunities through education and jobs.

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Our ministers

Our management

Contact DFID

Office address (London)

22 Whitehall


Please use the above phone number to contact a named member of staff

Office address (East Kilbride)

Abercrombie House
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride

G75 8EA

Please use the above phone number to contact a named member of staff

Public Enquiry Point

Counter Fraud and Whistleblowing Unit

Head of Internal Audit
Abercrombie House,
Eaglesham Road,
East Kilbride

G75 8EA

Your information will be treated in confidence and you do not have to provide your name, however the provision of such information will assist us in taking forward your concerns.

Press office

Follow the DFID Press office on Twitter - @DFID_Press

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information requests

Information Rights and Public Enquiries Team
Abercrombie House
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA

High profile groups within DFID

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information.